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City Palace
City Palace

City Palace

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Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
+91 294 241 9021
http://www.udaipur.org.uk/tourist-attractions/citypalace.html
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The grandest of the classical Rajput palaces in the state of Rajasthan, Udaipur's City Palace represents a pinnacle of the form. Begun in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II, the complex was amended and ... Read more
added to by his descendants for some 300 years, resulting in an opulent maze of apartments, cupolas, courtyards, halls and balconies rising some 30 meters above the shores of Lake Pichola. The palace is known particularly for the broad and harmonious synthesis of architectural styles resulting from its long construction. For a unique view, check out the palace from a boat on Lake Pichola; it's particularly striking at night.

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New Delhi

Huge. Beautiful. Spectacular piece of history. A must visit. Plan a visit through the inside of the Palace.

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Cagliari, Italy

Beautiful palace in Udaipur, that is simply unmissable when visiting the city. As it is a very popular attractions among the locals, do make sure not to visit during national holidays or else all you get is pushing, yelling, elbowing and you'll hardly get anything out of it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The City Palace is the largest royal complex in Rajasthan, the building comprises eleven different mahals (palaces) constructed by successive rulers over a period of three hundred years. Part of the palace is now a museum and is a maze of narrow low-roofed passages connecting the different mahals and courtyards. Highly recommended to hire an audio guide.

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Sydney, Australia

This gorgeous, ornate, maze-like white marble palace on the shores of Udaipur's Lake Pichola is the anchor of the town, and a must-see for visitors. The museum inside, usually an afterthought, actually provides a decent historical picture of the Rajput kingdoms that once ruled Rajasthan. Allow at least two hours to take in the whole palace.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

City Palace is a beautiful place to visit and a must-see while in Udaipur. We didn't actually do the interior tour of the palace, but just walking around the exterior was enough to know that it used to be a very grand place in its heyday. There is a great little café in the courtyard next to the palace, as well as some emporium shops that sell authentic pashmina scarves and other quality souvenirs.

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Chicago, Illinois

Hire a tour guide, and wander around one of the most famous sites in Udaipur. There's a lot of history here, and a lot of the palace is well preserved and has some interesting stories behind it. Take the boat onto the lake while you're here!

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Seoul

A trip to Udaipur would be incomplete without a visit to this stunning palace, which is Rajasthan's largest. The City Palace Museum is actually the main part of the palace and should not be missed. Don't be confused by the separate tickets prices -- Just make sure to buy a ticket that includes the museum. Its elaborately decorated rooms hold on their walls and ceilings some of the most exquisite glass and mirror detail in all of India. Lovely views of Udaipur can be seen from the gardens inside the Baadi Mahal. Last entry is at 4:30pm. Make sure to give yourself 2-3 hours to wander through every room.

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Magnficent palace with many things to see.

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